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Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.

Each election year, Liasson provides key coverage of the candidates and issues in both presidential and congressional races. During her tenure she has covered six presidential elections — in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Prior to her current assignment, Liasson was NPR's White House correspondent for all eight years of the Clinton administration. She has won the White House Correspondents Association's Merriman Smith Award for daily news coverage in 1994, 1995, and again in 1997. From 1989-1992 Liasson was NPR's congressional correspondent.

Liasson joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter and newscaster. From September 1988 to June 1989 she took a leave of absence from NPR to attend Columbia University in New York as a recipient of a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism.

Prior to joining NPR, Liasson was a freelance radio and television reporter in San Francisco. She was also managing editor and anchor of California Edition, a California Public Radio nightly news program, and a print journalist for The Vineyard Gazette in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Liasson is a graduate of Brown University where she earned a bachelor's degree in American history.

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11:45am

Wed November 19, 2014
The Two-Way

Obama To Unveil Immigration Plan On Thursday

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 2:14 pm

Updated at 1:28 p.m. ET.

President Obama says he will announce the executive actions he's taking to "start fixing our broken immigration system" during a speech to the nation at 8 p.m. ET Thursday.

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3:17pm

Tue November 11, 2014
Health Care

Affordable Care Act Has Many Political And Legal Challenges Ahead

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 5:55 pm

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4:37pm

Thu November 6, 2014
Politics

Democrats May Have Been Missing A Good Message

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 5:33 pm

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After every decisive election, the losers have to answer the question what just happened to us? Democrats will be doing that for the next several months as they lick their wounds and get ready for 2016.

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3:21pm

Wed November 5, 2014
Politics

Obama, GOP Speak Of Cooperation In New Congress

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 9:23 am

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4:00am

Wed November 5, 2014
Politics

Republicans Take Control Of U.S. Senate With N.C. Win

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 12:47 pm

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